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Centinel Spine Announces Initial Cases with FLX™ Platform of 3D Printed All-Titanium Interbodies

NEW YORKAug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Centinel Spine, LLC announced today that it has completed initial cases with three different implant portfolios within their FLX™ Platform of Integrated Interbody™ and non-integrated interbody fusion devices.  Centinel Spine is the largest privately-held spine company focused on anterior column reconstruction.

FLX devices are 3D-printed, all-titanium implants which feature a combination of solid and porous radiolucent sections designed to reduce mechanical stiffness and improve visibility, as compared to solid titanium implants.  The devices also feature a proprietary FUSE-THRU™ trabecular scaffold, designed to allow for bony in-growth and on-growth throughout the implant.  Centinel Spine received FDA-clearance for multiple cervical and lumbar interbody fusion device families in May of this year.

“FLX offers me another great material choice to add to my fusion armamentarium,” says Dr. Jason Garber, a Neurosurgeon with Las Vegas Neurosurgical Institute, implanting STALIF C FLX™ Cervical Integrated Interbody and STALIF M FLX™ Lumbar Integrated Interbody devices. “With STALIF® implants made from PEEK, titanium-surfaced PEEK, and now 3D-printed titanium, I have the unique opportunity to provide my patients with optimal care options for their individual and specific needs.”

STALIF FLX Integrated Interbody devices offer a unique advantage over other all-titanium implants—as they are indicated for use at one or two contiguous levels with both autograft and/or allogenic bone graft.

Dr. Stelios Koutsoumbelis, Chief of Division of Orthopedic Surgery at South Nassau Communities Hospital, performing the first ACTILIF C FLX Cervical Interbody implantation comments, “The FLX implant offers an open bone graft window optimizing graft volume and allowing bone growth throughout the trabecular matrix structure.  The open configuration also allows for CT visualization post-operatively to assess fusion.”

“The initial implantations of these FLX products represent a significant milestone in the evolution of our interbody technologies and advanced material platforms.  Our FLX products merge the proven benefits of the STALIF design with a truly novel, all-titanium lattice technology.  This provides surgeons the flexibility to use multiple implant material options through a single set of instruments to address each patient’s unique pathology,” says Centinel Spine Chairman & CEO, John Viscogliosi.

Centinel Spine—the pioneer of the No-Profile®, Integrated Interbody—has a 30-year global clinical history of success behind these devices for the treatment of degenerative disc disease.  The FDA clearance of the FLX platform is the next step in the evolution of Centinel Spine executing on its mission to become the worldwide leading spine company, addressing spinal disease anteriorly with the widest breadth and depth of technology platforms.

About Centinel Spine, LLC.

Centinel Spine, LLC is a privately-held spinal device company leading the development and commercialization of the No-Profile, Integrated Interbody fusion technologies. The company recently acquired the prodisc® Total Disc Replacement portfolio, an extensive cervical and lumbar disc replacement platform with the longest history of global clinical use.  For more information on Centinel Spine products and technologies, please visit the company’s website at www.CentinelSpine.com.

The company began operations in August 2008, through the merger-acquisition of two pioneering medical device companies: Raymedica, LLC and Surgicraft, LTD. Today, Centinel Spine still embraces the pioneering culture developed at both originating companies and continues its corporate mission of becoming the leading anterior column reconstruction spine franchise—providing elegantly simple implants and instruments that are tissue-sparing and generate superior clinical outcomes.

Centinel Spine derived its name from the “Sentinel Sign”, the radiographic confirmation of a successful fusion anterior to the interbody device.

For more information, please contact:

Varun Gandhi

SVP, Corporate Finance & Strategic Planning, Centinel Spine, LLC

900 Airport Road, Suite 3B

West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 484-887-8871

Email: v.gandhi@centinelspine.com

Wendy F. DiCicco

Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer, Centinel Spine, LLC

900 Airport Road, Suite 3B

West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 484-887-8837

Email: w.dicicco@centinelspine.com

SOURCE Centinel Spine, LLC

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